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Best alternative yet to GU10 50W spots,
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This review is from: GU10 11w CFL Low Energy Saving Warm White 2700k Spot Light Bulb 240v To replace 35w or 50w Halogen GU-10 lamps.Yes, these do seem pricey when you have 13 to replace in one room (!), but they are the best alternatives to 'ordinary' GU10 spots that I've tried to date. (I bought this single lamp plus a set of 12 from the same firm. LEDs are a waste of time (pretty to look at but expensive and do NOT illuminate much). These come on immediately, but take around 30 seconds to get to full brightness. Some of them are faster than others, but they all get there in the end! They give a much wider beam of light than the old 50W spots, but that suits me fine. The overall amount of light you get is at least the same, and the 'warm light' they give is pretty good. My major worry was whether they would suit the GU10 ceiling fittings I had. They do, but only because there is enough clearance behind the fitting (i.e. behind the ceiling) to take the extra length. They fit flush in the ceiling and are held in by the existing spring clip. I now no longer have to tell my kids that they are burning 650 watts when they leave all the lights on (just 143 watts!).